Devonport Village & Auckland's North Shore

3.5 hours | Auckland | A K L - 2 1 5
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Points of Interest

  • Auckland City and Surrounds
  • North Shore
Moderate activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

What you will visit:

Devonport (explore independently)
Arriving in Devonport is like taking a step back in time. One of the oldest settlements in New Zealand, this quaint village on the North Peninsula is noted for its timbered colonial architecture. Surrounded by the waters of the Waitemata Harbour, Devonport offers gorgeous views from every angle as well as a wonderful array of specialty shops and cafés. Stroll along the beach or celebrate Devonport's rich naval history showcased in its Navy Museum.

What you will see along the way:
Board your comfortable motorcoach for a short-narrated drive through central Auckland. Along the way, you'll pass such city highlights as the Viaduct Basin, former home to the America's Cup Sailing Regatta, and Westhaven Marina. Cross the Harbour Bridge to the North Shore and Lake Pupuke before continuing on to Devonport. The return ferryboat through the harbor to Auckland is a wonderful way to relax and enjoy the "City of Sails."

Photo Opportunities:
Snap a picture of pretty Lake Pupuke and North Head, part of the Hauraki Gulf Maritime Park, where you'll enjoy sweeping views of Auckland and its harbor. Keep your cameras out because your next stop is Mt. Victoria, the highest volcano on Auckland's North Shore and once the site of a Maori settlement.

Shopping:
If you have a sweet tooth, visit Devonport Chocolates. a family-run business that offers gourmet chocolate made on the premises. In homage to the thousands of tourists who visit the Devonport shop and factory, local artist Fraser Williams has created a line of sweets with illustrated wrappers that capture the essence of New Zealand's spirit. You'll also want to admire the beautiful works of renowned hot-glass artist Peter Raos in his gallery and hunt for souvenirs in a myriad of stores.

Special Notes:

No fortifications or structures remain at the historic Maori pa site on Mount Victoria.

This tour departs the ship by motorcoach and returns via ferry. The walk from the downtown ferry terminal to the ship's berth is approximately 150 meters.

Some stores in Devenport may be closed on Sundays & public holidays. Stores generally close at approx. 4:30 – 5:00pm

Child Price:

12 years & under only

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart wharf and travel via Viaduct basin and harbour bridge to Northshore for Photo stop

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
80
Travel time:
00:45
Time at site:
00:15
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
10
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Drive to Devonport for tour of North Head and Mt Victoria and free time

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
80
Travel time:
00:30
Time at site:
01:30
Free time at site:
30
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
100
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Board a ferry to return to the ship or stay in Devonport and return to ship at your leisure

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
80
Travel time:
00:30
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
10
Restroom available:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes